A positive path for spiritual living

7-18-21 The Dignity of Humankind

The Dignity of Humankind

 

Resources:

Discover the Power Within You: A Guide to the Unexplored Depths With You by Eric Butterworth

The Evolution of God by Robert Wright

 

“The philosophy of Jesus is a workable philosophy, a way of life. Jesus taught of the depth potential of man and of his spiritual unity with God… Strangely, religious groups have been the slowest of all to catch this vision.” Discover the Power; Introduction page xii

 

43“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45so that you may be children of your Father in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the righteous and on the unrighteous. 46For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? 47And if you greet only your brothers and sisters,£ what more are you doing than others?”

Matt 5:43-47

 

“The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field; 32it is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree,

 

“The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed in with three measures of flour until all of it was leavened.”

Matt 13:31-33

 

20Now when He was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He answered them and said, “The kingdom of God does not come with observation; 21nor will they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’ For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you.”

Luke 17:20

 

“History, even if its basic direction is set, can proceed at massive, wrenching human cost. Or it can proceed more smoothly—with costs, to be sure, but with more tolerable costs. It is the destiny of our species—and this time I mean the inescapable destiny, not just the high likelihood—to choose.” Robert Wright, The Evolution of God